Thursday, June 6, 2019

Jackson Warns of Water Scam

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 


The City of Jackson Water Sewer Business Administration has been alerted that one of its employees may have been fraudulently posing as a WSBA Customer Service Representative and collecting cash payments from WSBA customers at their homes and/or businesses.

THE CITY OF JACKSON DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WATER SEWER BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WILL NEVER SEND ANYONE TO YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS TO COLLECT PAYMENT. IF THIS HAPPENS, PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY AND ALERT WSBA BY CALLING 601.960.2000.

If you have unknowingly paid any monies to settle your water bill to a Public Works Employee who has shown up at your home or business, please contact WSBA immediately.



17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even the JPD Keystone Cops should be able to solve this, if they even care. After a couple of days it will be water under the bridge.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that be "former employee"?

Anonymous said...

Some inventive crook needs to come up with a scam involving pot holes. Lots of low hanging fruit there.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same employee(s) that's been selling straight-piping kits for years from the water dept? That's brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Lots of talk but (again) little action. Ostensibly Miller and BabyChok know who the employee is but the spin hints that they're concerned there could be more than one.

Anonymous said...

How can this be an ongoing investigation if one of the departments "employees" is fraudulently collecting this money? He (or she) hasn't been charged or at least fired yet? Hey, why not use some of that 1% tourism sales tax to pay everybody in Jacktown's water bill.

Cynical Sam said...

This seems to be the only employee who is making collections for the water department. Give the employee immunity and use him (her) to train the rest of the collections department.

Win/win

My Water Broke said...

On the other hand, WHY NOT send somebody around to collect payment for all the unpaid, due money? How else will it ever be collected? You think a note in the mail to the address on the bill will result in people heading down to the office to pay up?

How successful has this city been in collecting overdue library fines, parking fines and other unpaid bills? All we hear about is 'an amnesty day' now and then.

But, as to the crime mentioned here, how about asking a few of these 'paying customers', "Can you describe this person?"

Anonymous said...

@Cynical Sam - LOL!
I needed a good laugh, especially as it relates to the clown show that is the City of Jacktown government.

Anonymous said...

In more alarming news, water is wet. NEXT!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I would expect no less in this 3rd world country city. How about catching the person and sticking him behind bars rather than putting out a warning. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

Attn 9:27 The city said it was an employee, therefore they obviously know who the person is. Arrest and identify the person. If they had caught you or me, we would be behind those swinging doors in the Hinds county jail.

Anonymous said...

The bigger concern is the data breach. Employee or not, somebody went into the system to determine who was delinquent on their accounts. I doubt this person went door to door, just to see what would stick. What other information has been stolen from the system?

Anonymous said...

The whole department is a scam

Anonymous said...

3:53, fear not there is not data breach.In certain parts of town all are delinquent in water bills. Only a handful of people that live in the city pay their water bill. Free water is part of the " New Republic" movement.

Anonymous said...

Socialists say that water should be free, just like housing, health care, food...

Anonymous said...

Whereas firemen in this state all got free water fifty years ago, it's now illegal (thanks to a previous auditor) for municipalities and counties to grant that small privilege for even volunteer firemen. Yet we have virtually half the largest city population in this state paying nothing for water.

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